In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Maine was $11,940 a year for in-state students and $34,080 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
International students can expect to pay 34,080 per year for tuition at University of Maine.
University of Maine is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $11,940 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Maine residents can expect to pay 34,080 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Maine residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
University of Maine has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Maine can expect to pay around $34,080 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of Maine.
Housing and campus dining at University of Maine is $11,856 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At University of Maine, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city may be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of Maine campus is located in a small town setting in Maine.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for University of Maine.
What will the cost of attending University of Maine be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,856|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of University of Maine undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 4,728 of the 9,447 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of Maine meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,665 a year. Around 73% of University of Maine undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Maine graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,421 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|University of Maine-Specific Loans||$3,512|
|Most Common Loans for University of Maine Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on University of Maine financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, University of Maine awarded 4,555 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $50.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $27.75 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for University of Maine students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at University of Maine was $16,665 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Maine seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-3,379|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending University of Maine really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of Maine's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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